Questions tagged [united-kingdom]

For questions specific to the United Kingdom. Note that the UK does not have a common legal system across its jurisdictions - consider using [scotland] or [england-and-wales] or [northern-ireland].

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Can I Sue the Police?

Long story short: My son was backed into by a truck earlier this month. They left the scene. I called the police, they showed, up I wrote a statement and everything. My son later was in the hospital ...
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What happened to the Ministers of the Crown (Executive Powers) bill of 2004?

I found this draft bill through Google, and am trying to find out what happened to it. I've had a look at the draft bills from the 2003-2004 session of Parliament (as the page states "Prepared 16 ...
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Are intellectual property indemnity clause, which requires the employee to indemnify the employer, enforceable?

Jurisdiction is England (UK), and it's a clause in an employment contract (permanent). The following question has been posted on reddit, and I happen to be on the same boat. I've been offered a ...
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I'm owed compensation for assault. It's been almost 8 years and I haven't seen a penny

[Oxfordshire, England] When I was 15 [I am 22 now], I was mugged and beaten up by a group of three young men, the youngest of this group being 18. I called the Police, and the guys were caught. As it ...
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Rights of UK police home visit, no warrant

Police turned up at the door the other day and were unfortunately let in by my very distressed mother before I got to the door (I would have checked warrant, ID etc through door first). My brother and ...
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Can the UK government use an 'order of council to suspend the Benn Act'?

The ex prime minster of the United Kingdom, John Major, has warned that Boris Johnson could use an 'order of council' to suspend the Benn Act (European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019). Is this ...
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Record keeping by estate agents

When renting (or buying) in the UK, estate agents will keep a copy of your ID either printed or online. I want to know the reason why this ID needs to be kept and cannot be deleted after the customer ...
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Are we legally liable for negligence if a breach in a 3rd party happens due to us giving extra visibility to a vulnerable system?

TL;DR - Found a dangling DNS record that was pointing to an IP address we don't own, the server found on that IP address was running a vulnerable piece of software. Wondering if attackers found & ...
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Was new law created when the UK Supreme Court ruled against the prorogation?

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that: a ruling on a prorogation was justiciable and that the duration of the prorogation Boris Johnson advised the Queen to enact, was unlawful Does this mean new ...
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What might be the consequences of not declaring foreign student debt when applying for a mortgage abroad?

When moving to a foreign country I know of many people who have decided not to declare their foreign (United Kingdom) student debt. What might be the consequences for doing so and how might a provider ...
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How is the UK Supreme Court able to void the prorogation of the UK Parliament?

In the UK, in practice, the government has power, but in theory the power lies in the hands of the Monarch, who acts on the advice of her Ministers. The Prime Minister advised the Queen to prorogue ...
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UK domestic partner squatting

A couple have been together for a few decades. One of them sold their house 10+ years ago when they hit hard times, since recovered from. About 8 years ago the other inherited a house on their ...
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Responsibilites of common areas when in breach of title-deeds after sale

The situation: I have bought a flat on the top floor of an apartment block. This flat contains the sole access to a roof space. The previous owner has left a large volume of junk in this space. The ...
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Does rape really need to include a penis in England and Wales?

According to Wikipedia, rape occurs in English law when "a man penetrates another person with his penis without the consent of the person being penetrated" but any sexual act that does not include a ...
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Does creating an account or making a purchase apply consent for all marketing communications?

Many companies I have registered with or interacted with sign me up to their email newsletters without my providing my consent. For example, I created an account using my email and hired a bike from ...
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What does it mean to test the law?

UK Parliament passed a law recently in an attempt to block a no-deal Brexit. Government representatives keep saying that the PM will "test the law". Which seems to be different from "breaking the ...
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Checking out products for “free” [duplicate]

I added products to my digital "shopping cart" worth $700, I was going to pay for it and I'd filled in my adres and completed the form, however the site immediately directed me to the final phase of ...
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Encryption key disclosure laws?

The UK's Investigatory Powers Act 2000 can force suspects to decrypt encrypted data or face two years in prison. What happens if an individual's private encryption key is managed by someone else ...
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Where can I find references for UK rental/tenancy law?

I'm moving out of my flat and my letting agent insists I give them the keys before they do the check out inspection. I'm really uncomfortable with that - I've had landlords and agents try to keep my ...
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How to say “ entangled parking space”?

As an official translator, I need to be loyal to the text in such a manner that no words are omitted. In translation of title deeds there’s a section which specifies the metes and bounds of the ...
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Requirements for assignment of debt or benefits of contract to a third party, in UK law

My question is, what is required under UK law to assign the benefit of a debt or small contract, to a third party. Although it relates to an actual dispute, the question itself is simply about legal ...
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(UK) Legal vs. Illegal discrimination

This is merely a hypothetical situation. However, I would like to better understand when it is legal to discriminate and when it is illegal. In this example, a job/role requires applicants to ...
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Import duty tax UK if the parcel goes back without being delivered

I ordered a parcel from US (I live in UK) and so I paid import duty tax before delivery. Now, for weird reason FedEx didn't delivered the parcel to me and send it back to US. Now, technically there ...
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Rewriting the UK's laws [closed]

I'll preface with the (probably obvious) fact that I'm no law student or professional. I have read the guidelines for questions in law.se, and am confident that my question is specific and on-topic (...
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Is it legal to lock a minor inside the house?

My son is 15 and has autism/adhd. Sometimes we have to lock the doors to prevent him leaving as his behaviour can be unacceptable in the community. Is this legal? And when does it become illegal (...
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If a no-deal Brexit happens will EU provisions on reverse engineering be nullified?

As it stands the UK implements an EU law which prevents the reverse engineering of proprietary software with few exceptions, could this change once we leave the EU?
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Can organisations like Extinction Rebellion be sued for costs incurred as a result of them protesting?

If an organisation like ER or specific others are planning to disrupt the airport's operation (re https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49509852) and that incurs me financial costs as I may ...
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Could a Scottish court 'block' a parliamentary shutdown?

It has been reported recently that a group of UK parliamentarians have petitioned the Scottish Court of Session, the top civil court in Scotland, to grant an interim interdict and an emergency hearing ...
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Personal protection or Schutzhund dogs (UK Law)

I’ve reading on personal protection dogs or Schutzhund dogs and a lot of people and trainers seem to disagree with how or where a dog should bite in protection work. I was wondering what would ...
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UK Money Laundering Regulations 2017, UK Limited Company buying real estate

A is the sole director of ACME Limited, a UK limited company regsitered in England and Wales with a registered office as well as trading address close to Liverpool. A as the director is an EU national ...
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UK - Landlord refuses to remove personal items

My partner and I have recently begun renting a house in the UK. The rental is a high value one (around £4000/month) and the property is large, and fully detached. The initial tenancy is for 12 ...
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Is newspaper publishing of a defendant's details considered doxing in the United Kingdom?

Does doxing apply to a newspaper that publishes a defendant’s full name and full address (minus the postcode) following a first hearing in the Magistrates Court? Can a defendant who is yet to stand ...
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Applying for business insurance

I have a UK based business that offers software development services and consultancy. The company has been set up via my accountant on company house, the registered office address is their address as ...
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Data Protection Laws

Some Co-workers of mine have been sending customer's personal information, that includes banking details through unsecured plaintext emails. This feels to me like it is definitely breaking laws/...
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Obtaining an address for servicing notices from my ex landlord

I will be suing my landlord about a week or 2 after I leave, and I am wondering if, from a legal perspective, I can still use the same address for servicing of documents & notices, as on our ...
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Is it legal to burn music to a cd for personal use?

I have a number of music CD disks, which take up a large amount of space. I hence want to burn all this music to a single larger disk so that these CD disks do not take up as much space in my car. Is ...
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Letting out a property without permission of everyone on the title deed

Following on from a comment I made on this question, I have a three part question. If there were two, or more people on the title deed of a property, and one of those people let the property out ...
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What happens if a business attempts to refuse cash for a debt, after the service has been completed? [duplicate]

I know that if a bus or supermarket doesn't want to accept cash, then I can't force it upon them, as they can simply refuse to serve me in the first place. What about at the end of a meal? If the ...
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Hiring a UK resident and citizen to work remotely in a Finnish company (pre and post brexit)

Company A: a software development startup. Incorporated in Finland. Person B: An UK resident and citizen A is looking to employ B to work entirely remotely. Because of reasons, it is not possible ...
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Letting out a Joint Mortgage House

This question relates to UK law. If I have a joint mortgage with another person, is it possible to let out that property without that person's explicit consent? The specific case that I'm thinking ...
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What are the laws on showing another company's logo in my book on branding?

I am writing a book on best practice branding for entrepreneurs and want to demonstrate my points using well-known (as well as our own client) logos. The logos will be used for illustrative, ...
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Interpret the phrase “within 3 months of the said expiry”

The context associated with my question associated with interpreting the phrase “within 3 months of the said expiry” is as follows: The Lease reads "The Landlord hereby grants to the Tenant the option ...
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What are the laws of the sky over land?

In the USA, some of the states gambling is illegal. River boats and cruise boats allow gambling because vessels in open water are subject to federal not state law. Applying this logic to aircraft, ...
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Inter-jurisdictional arrest issues (USA, UK)

My question centers around this: It may harm your defense if you do not mention when questioned, something you later rely on in court. Which is something I've heard told to arrested suspects in ...
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Are any British or English Acts of Parliament still in force in the United States?

In Australia, which has a very close legal history with the United Kingdom (diverging completely only as late as 1986), some Acts (or part thereof) of the UK Parliament (and its antecedents, the ...
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What does “possible” mean in this compensation context?

This article is titled "Paddington station: Commuter gets £27k for 'possible pigeon poo slip'". Later in the article is say the compensation was payed out after "possibly slipping". Finally, it ...
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Find Litigation involving a specific Company in the UK

I am researching cases of litigation against company Interactive Brokers in the UK. Is there a way to conveniently browse via internet existing court cases using such filters?
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What is a court application?

I have admitted liability for an accident involving myself (a cyclist) and another car but dispute the amount the claimant has requested. I have hence decided to let the court decide on the amount I ...
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Can tenants change their mind as to move out date? (UK Law) [closed]

The landlords serve an invalid section 21 (some pre requisites haven't been met), however, the tenants agree to the move out date (in writing). The landlord then makes arrangements for travel costs ...
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Is it legal to pay a ransom?

While kidnapping and extortion are illegal, is it legal to pay such criminals for the release of the person or thing being held? Are there particular circumstances of the payer or payee that make it ...